Uses of Histamine

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Chapter: Essential pharmacology : Histamine And Antihistaminics

Histamine has no therapeutic use. In the past it has been used to test acid secreting capacity of stomach, bronchial hyperreactivity in asthmatics, and for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, but these pharmacological tests are risky and obsolete now.


USES - HISTAMINE

 

Histamine has no therapeutic use. In the past it has been used to test acid secreting capacity of stomach, bronchial hyperreactivity in asthmatics, and for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, but these pharmacological tests are risky and obsolete now.

 

Betahistine It is an orally active, somewhat H1 selective histamine analogue, which is used to control vertigo in patients of Meniéré’s disease: possibly acts by causing vasodilatation in the internal ear. It is contraindicated in asthmatics and ulcer patients.

 

VERTIN 8 mg tab., 1/2 to 1 tab. QID.

 

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